Talking about the Things that Matter Most on September 19, 2017
4:00 – Building the Domestic Church
The global church begins and ends at home and the parish experience is incomplete unless families see themselves as the domestic church. But research shows that 83% of Catholic families don’t pray together in any meaningful way. Dr. Greg Popcak joins us to discuss building a domestic church and making Christ an integral part of your home and family.
4:20 – Putin’s Legacy: Violence, Suppression and Murder
Ever since Vladimir Putin came to power, his critics have regularly turned up dead. And no, it’s not a coincidence. Like the tsars and Soviets before him, Putin maintains his grip on power through coercion, intimidation and violence. Amy Knight joins us with a look at the Putin Regime.
4:40 – Kresta Comments: Handmaid’s Tale Wins the Emmy
The Hulu drama The Handmaid’s Tale took home five Emmy awards this Sunday, including Outstanding Drama series. The series is based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel and depicts a future where the US is run by a Christian theocracy. Pollution has rendered most of the population infertile and the women who are capable of childbirth are forced into sexual slavery. Fans of the series say it shows “chilling parallels to Trump’s America.” Al has some thoughts.
5:00 – “Standing in the Gap:” The Importance of Sidewalk Counseling
Sidewalk counseling is one of the most important parts of the pro-life battle. Sidewalk Advocates for Life takes a peaceful and prayerful approach to reaching those in the abortion industry by training pro-lifers to be the hands and feet of Christ. Through sidewalk advocacy, prayer, and community support, they are reaching out to women who feel they have no other choice. Lauren Muzyka joins us.
5:20 – Discerning God’s Will – Advice for Spiritual Directors
How should you respond when someone asks for help in discerning God’s will? How can you go about discerning God’s will for your own life? It can be a daunting task, but you don’t need to be intimidated. You can draw from the rich Ignatian discipline to form a foundation for understanding the will of God. Fr. Timothy Gallagher joins us.